December 13th, 2011
06:28 AM ET

Report: Iran says it can control the drone

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday his country can "control" the U.S. drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down, Venezuelan state TV reported.
"There are people here who can control this spy plane, surely we can analyze this plane too," Ahmadinejad told VTV.  "The systems of Iran are as advanced as this system."
President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has asked Iran to return the drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down in Iranian territory.
"We've asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond," Obama said.
Ahmadinejad comments to VTV seemed to suggest that Iran did not have plans to return the aircraft.

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  1. greasy guy pointing at his crotch

    I can control a drone too, right here.

    December 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andreas Moser

    Iranian technology is generally very sophisticated:

    December 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    BOMBO, that made me crack up!

    December 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sportslover

    if the iranians are really saying that they can fly a plane then why dont they just fly is and try to spy on U.S.?
    and if thay can fly it and it is in perfect shape than cant the U.S. still fly it?

    December 14, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gabriel Brazil Capote

    Iran will sell this plane for China or Russia. Obama really hates america and you americans don't do anything against Obama. USA don't exist animore, USA are becoming a nation like Brazil.
    Ronald Reagan is crying in heaven....
    Obama should be in a jail for give this gift for communists and jihad, he is a criminal, but americans become cowards and will never put this traitor in a prison. R.I.P USA (1776-2008).

    December 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Antons

    Is this the same BS as their threat to float a boat in the Atlantic? Does Ahmadinejad not realize what a joke he makes Iran look like whenever he spews nonsense like this? "There are people here that can control this spy plane...." HAHAHAHAHA

    December 15, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Fug Xu

    Where is General Salami?! It was him! Slap him with some cheese!

    January 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Fug Xu

    General Salami is the l33t h@X0rz!

    January 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. haywood jablome

    There's a giant drone in my pants there Mahmoud.......are you still wearing those bad 'leisure-suits' we had in the 70's ?? Yes and America has a band called "The Police" that were around over 30 years ago......what, you're just now hearing Roxanne?

    January 11, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
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